Category: MMO

The 5 Best Maplestory 2 Classes to Play as, Based on DPS

5 Best Maplestory 2 Classes

A player’s choice of class in any MMO is crucial. After all, you’ll be stuck as that class for the rest of your playthrough of the game—barring games that allow class switching. Maplestory 2 isn’t in that latter category though, so choosing a class is something that needs careful consideration.

Some of the classes in MP2 may need more Maplestory 2 Mesos to get the best out of its skills and abilities. However, if you’re the type to enjoy absolutely destroying bosses as fast as you can, that’s not really going to be an issue.

Without further ado, here are the five best classes for PvM in Maplestory 2.

Heavy Gunner

Heavy Gunner is a good PvM-focused class. It has the fastest clear times, provided the player knows how to properly cycle through their skills. When they do, the damage they can dish out is massive. However, if the enemy zips around the map, it gets hard to hit. They’re also a bit lacking in terms of options for mobility. If you’re up for the challenge, however, it can be a very rewarding choice.

Wizard

Wizards deal greater damage per hit. They’re a crowd control class with many area-of-effect spells. For all its potential to deal much damage, it has low defense. A handy teleport skill is its best friend to avoid enemy attacks. Just be careful when you use the skill, as it could cancel the spell you’re casting. While it’s a beginner-friendly class, some of its combos do need some technical skills to pull off.

Assassin

Assassins rely on critical hits for their high burst damage. They’re really mobile and attacks at mid-range. It’s a good thing, as they don’t really have much health. One or two hits from a boss (especially the stronger ones) can knock them down for the count. Overall, assassins need players who are good at judging distance and avoiding enemy attacks. They’re the straight-up heavy damage dealers.

Berserker

Berserkers have the highest HP and can dish out damage like no other. However, being a melee class means you have to go up close and personal to the enemy. For some bosses, that almost certainly spells suicide! There’s also the difficulty of keeping up stacks of their passive buff. When you’re able to figure out a strategy for that though, you’re rewarded with the highest damage a melee class can reach.

Runeblade

Runebladesare mid-ranged fighters who enchant their swords with ice, fire, or storm elements. They have good mobility and have the most visually-pleasing skills. Depending on how you build them, you can be a crowd controller, a damage dealer, or a support character. A highly-versatile character, it can also be a little difficult when you’re trying to dodge attacks while spamming skills.

Of course, that’s only for the damage dealing classes. If you’d rather support your friends, Priests or Soul Binders might be closer to your preference. It all depends on your preference. Take the time to learn about the pros and cons of each class and ask yourself exactly how you want to play. There are multiple character slots so you can start again if the class isn’t what you expected. At any rate, it’s more important that you enjoy the game.

Go and have fun on your Maplestory 2 adventure!

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Path to the Future: Albion Online Roadmap

Albion Online has been released for quite some time now. So much so that even its most loyal fans are now starting to ask; what’s next for the ambitiously unorthodox MMO? The answer: A lot. The team has numerous plans for the game to be bigger and better as time goes on. Check out the roadmap and see what’s in store for Albion Online in the near and not-so-near future.

Fight for the Crystal

First off the list would be improvements and new content for both PVP and open world. There is more focus on the former, especially in Guild versus Guild (GVG). That is because GvG is the highlight of high-level guild gameplay. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen often enough, so to promote it and make it more accessible, they’re introducing the Crystal Realm GvG Battles.

To participate, guilds must have a watchtower. One watchtower means one battle slot for one of their teams in a Crystal Realm Battle.

For this particular GvG battle, there will be two timezone groups, and each territory will be in either of these groups depending on its prime time. All fights within a particular timezone will take place at the same time. So if you want to get the most or even all of the rewards from Crystal Realm Battle, you need to have several active GvG teams. That means lots of watchtowers.

Between Resources and Monster Spawns 

As for PVE, the team has also made a few adjustments. For Tier 8 resources, they will no longer be found on territories, as they will be redistributed to the open world. But despite the removal of these resources, territories will still be fought over because they still generate siphoned energy.

Also, there will be a new version of Guardian Elementals for biomes. They will be balanced so that they can put up a worthy fight against parties of 3 to 5, and will yield a good amount of resource rewards.

Aside from Guardian Elementals, the team is also considering adding extra rare open-world mob spawns. These spawns range from small and rare creatures that can be handled solo to big open-world fights that require lots of players to be taken down.

As expected, the latter will be yielding massive rewards, so hopefully, you would encounter them and have a big and considerable team with you when you do. There will be no announcements for these spawns, so you’ll really have to find them by chance. In case you don’t, fret not for your online buddies would hopefully message you about it.

That’s So Random

Last but not least, open world dungeons are going to be randomized. The devs are currently working on a system that will randomize not only the position of dungeons, but also their content. Player groups that will roam the open world will have the chance to find these dungeons and get first dibs on the special loot inside. They’re going to be worth lots of  Albion Online Silver, so make it a point to do what you can just get your hands on them.

In case you enter one, take note that other players will be able to follow you and engage you in PVP, so be very careful and wary. However, don’t be too worried about getting camped, as the dungeons are pretty difficult to find anyway.

And much like random spawns of big monsters, players will also have the chance to find consumable maps that lead to even more difficult dungeons with much better rewards upon usage. They’ll be yielding great loots, and you’ll be much safer from other players in these dungeons, so they’re definitely worth finding.

For better or worse, the land of Albion is ever-changing. With this roadmap, it’s safe to say that it’s for the latter. So greet the future of this realm with cheerful expectation and great preparation.

Chronicle: Runescape Legends Tips and Tricks

Chronicle: Runescape Legends Tips and Tricks

Taking a cue from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, the good folks from Jagex were inspired to ride the prevailing tide of the gaming world and came up with Chronicle:Runescape Legends. This free-to-play MMORPG aims to carve its own legacy in the collector’s card game while capitalizing on the much-loved Runescape lore. Success in the game doesn’t come easy. For you to make a-killin’, you’ll need to remember a few basic guidelines.

Here are a few essential tips to help you dominate the competition on Chronicle: Runescape Legends.

Capitalize on AI Combats in Bronze, Silver, and Gold Challenges

While there are five legends available in the game, you will only start out with one that is readily unlocked—either Ariane or Raptor. As such, the first order of business would naturally be to unlock the rest (Ozan, Linza, and Venescula) before you progress further. To unlock them, you just need to beat them. Sounds a bit simplistic? Well, yes. The complication comes in when you realize you have to do so in various levels of difficulty—which makes the hunt worth it in the end.

But wait! There’s more! Not only will going down this route unlock legends for you, but you’ll also gain access to new class cards, gain precious experience points, rack up copper points, and unlock your first three booster packs. It’s vital to keep playing against AI until you raise your Legends to level 6 and you will be able to unlock all the basic cards including runescape gold. Now that’s what we call a quest worth pursuing!

It’s All About the Right Decks

Deck building is as essential to your success in Chronicle as air is to you. You need to practice it. First, you’ll need to gather a respectable amount of cards. Then, you can focus on gaining a competitive edge for each of your Legends. Now here’s where it gets tricky. See, every Legend has its own win condition.

Don’t be tempted to accumulate as many cards as you can; you won’t be able to use them all anyway. Try to limit your deck to about 30 cards as it is the most optimum number. Focus on the early stages of the game as it is the most crucial. Slowly work your way toward preparations for your Legend’s win condition.

Center Your Strategy Around Meta

Far too many folks simply imitate other players’ decks without putting any thought whatsoever in it. It’s a copycat game that way. However, going down that path doesn’t necessarily give you an edge. Besides, wouldn’t it be a heck of a lot more fulfilling if you came up with your own way of doing things instead of merely mimicking someone else?

The thing is, for you to succeed in this game, it’s vital to study matches and learn from them afterward. Taking down notes can spell the difference between victory and defeat. For instance, you will see patterns from previous battles emerge. Do you often face opponents with strong weapons and armor? Then add spells as Earth Blast or Earth Wave as they target those specifics into your deck!

While there’s really no “be all, end all” way to succeed in a game like Chronicle: Runescape Legends, a few tips and tricks can indeed help you get far. What matters most is that you play the game at a comfortable and effective style—and don’t forget to have fun! After all, what would be the point of playing if you weren’t enjoying it?

PlayerAuctions is the Top Player-to-Player Trade Marketplace

PlayerAuctions is the Top Player-to-Player Trade Marketplace

You don’t have to go far for proof of this fact. We’ve got state of the art security, a welcoming community, and provides 24/7 customer support. We have been running without a hitch since 1999, and our trading community is constantly growing. While we can’t really eliminate any unsavory elements, we try our best to keep damage at a minimum. Any dispute between buyer and seller is also met with a thorough investigation to find the best solution.

With a New Feature: the Market Price Tracker

Now, we have a new service, and it’s the PlayerAuctions Market Price Tracker. It’s a concept mainly for tracking stock prices, but here it is applied to player-to-player trading. It tracks the price of a game currency in a span of time (from a week to almost a year). A chart represents and shows the rise and fall of the game’s currency’s price to make it easier to see.

While that’s the main purpose of the tool, there are a few other information to take note of on the page. The first is the varying prices of the currency in different servers (if applicable). That table shows the average price and whether it has risen or dropped in seven days. Next is the chart that shows the best-rated sellers there are for the currency. There’s space for only seven, but rest assured, there are more trustworthy sellers than those seven. Last but definitely not the least, there’s another graph that shows the most expensive item sold for that game.

Why Should You Care?

Well, the first reason is to maximize your profits. Sure, you could be drowning in dough by just selling the most expensive item you can think of. But what if you can make that dough even larger?

The first way is by learning the patterns of the game economy. That can be aided by the chart that maps the rise and fall of the currency’s price. By looking at the dates when the price rises and checking what event or update happened, you can predict when the next spike will be. Then you can sell your item or currency for more than usual. You can even track it per server if you wish.

The second is by showing who the reliable sellers are. PlayerAuctions has a system where former buyers of a seller can leave a comment on the currency, service, or item they bought. As those accumulate, the next buyers of that same service/item/currency can be sure that the seller will deliver. On the market tracker page, you can see the highest-rated ones. You’ll be able to buy their wares without worry.

The third is by categorizing all the offers by the server they operate on, you don’t have to struggle with the filters and scouring through irrelevant offers. There’s even a link to the offers on the page so you can go directly to where you need to go.

We’re dedicated to giving the best trading platform we can. That means consistent, reliable service and constant upgrading and addition of features new and old. You can even help us improve by sending your suggestions by email.

So join the best gaming marketplace and reap the benefits now!

Classic PC Titles That Continue to Withstand the Test of Time

Classic PC Titles That Continue to Withstand the Test of Time

Timelessness is the one characteristic that separates a classic title from games that come a dime-a-dozen. For a game to truly stand the test of time, however, it needs constant innovation. Moreover, it needs to do so without compromising the core qualities that made it such a standout in the first place. It doesn’t matter if a game may seem dated because of grainy graphics or its mechanics are somewhat passé. It all boils down to the gaming experience that people can take from it. From niche crowds, right up to the mainstream, the world of gaming is strewn with titles that embody the word longevity.

Today, we’ll take a look at a few classic PC titles that continue to stand up to the test of time–80s and 90s PC games that embody versatility and longevity. While there are certainly others that fit the bill as well, we narrowed our choices down to the top three most relevant titles in terms of overall impact in gaming culture and current mainstream relevance.

Ultima Online

The Ultima series had already had numerous iterations—with each release proving to be more successful than its predecessor—under its belt before Origin Systems finally decided to hop on the online bandwagon. The result was Ultima Online which was rolled out way back in 1997 as one of the most highly-touted Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games. To create a buzz, the game was kicked off with the assassination of (producer) Richard Garriot’s avatar during a stress test.

With multiple Guinness records and a rich history to boot, Ultima Online certainly fits the bill as a timeless masterpiece. While the initial subscriber expectation was set at a meager 15,000, it actually reached an excess of 120,000 subscribers after a year. With such numbers, it’s should come as no surprise that it still has steam.

Starcraft

Released all the way back in 1998, Starcraft is amazingly still being updated even two decades later. Though when you think about it, it really should come as no surprise. Gaining a solid fan base right from the get-go—to the tune of 1.5 million copies sold in 1998—it still rides high after 20 years. Starcraft’s appeal and cultural impact is undeniable as it is far-reaching.

A timeless game needs to change with the times while retaining the key components that made it appealing to the masses in the first place. With all the updates over the years, Blizzard Entertainment managed to make Starcraft as relevant today as it was back in the Nineties.

Genesis

Here’s the oldest of our trifecta of classics that refuse to succumb to Father Time: Genesis. In fact, Genesis is so old-school, it’s actually a text-based game! Back in 1989, very few people—if at all—knew about the internet. It was during such Jurassic conditions that a group of savvy Swedish students created the game. It didn’t stay a humble game, though. As the internet grew, so did the game. As a result, there are over 60 guilds for players to join, and a sprawling expanse of the world—including Middle Earth and the Forgotten Realms—to explore.

A great game can be found practically anywhere. You don’t even need to get in on the latest releases to enjoy a fully immersive experience. Do yourself a favor and indulge in these retro games before time finally catches up and snatches them away from us. Enjoy!

Looking Forward to World of Warcraft Events

Events add a new layer to gameplay, giving players a much-needed break from grinding. Some even give event exclusive items that become more valuable as time passes. Events also increase interest for World of Warcraft (WoW), attracting amateur and veteran players. Keep in mind that events can be weekly, monthly, or even holidays. Blizzard planned an event-packed month for May, where citizens of Azeroth celebrate.

5 World of Warcraft Events in May

  1. Children’s Week: a Battleground bonus event where players receive Honor at an increased rate.

  1. PVP Brawl: capture the flag at Warsong Gulch.

  1. Darkmoon Faire: showing sights from all around Azeroth and beyond, as well as games that test the mind and courage of players.

  1. Legion Dungeon: final bosses drop an extra item upon defeat.

  1. Spring Balloon Festival: a three-day mini holiday was active.

The 2 Ongoing Events

The two current events are the Pet Battle, and the PVP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk.

  1. Pet Battle: triples the experience for gaining pets, so go out and battle (same applies to the PVP Brawl in Pandaria).

  1. PVP Brawl: Deepwind Dunk: players must grab a ball from either the center, northern, or southern areas of the map, and then go to the enemy base. From there, players can attempt either a long-range shot or go for the dunk, while trying to avoid enemies from killing them. These two events end on May 23, so take the chance now before it’s too late.

Upcoming Events

As May is coming to an end, Cataclysm dungeons will be open every three weeks for the Timewalking event. Players can revisit the dungeons from the Cataclysm expansion, and gain loot from those dungeons scaled to the character’s natural level. The event will be open for characters level 86 and above. Time walking is an excellent opportunity to gather World of Warcraft Gold since these items cannot be obtained anywhere else.

On the 27th of May, the Glowcap Festival will take place in Zagarmarsh. Help the sporelings keep the great Fshoo alive. You never know, they might reward you with amazing things. Lastly, there’s an Arena Skirmish Event that will roll over to June. While the event is active, players earn Honor faster through Arena Skirmishes.

Is there Anything Else?

Weekly events rotate every week, and the dungeons for another expansion will be available for Timewalking in another three weeks. PVP Brawls rotate roughly every two weeks. Besides, there are several micro-holidays throughout those periods where players won’t run out of things to do. It gives them something else to break the grind of leveling up and gathering WoW Gold. Expect more events to come this year. Happy adventuring!